My practice involves the conceptualization and production of creative, strategic and interactive projects using emerging technologies (e.g. AR, mixed realities). I am also a freelance consultant, producer, coach and trainer in the areas of strategic communication, conflict facilitation, systemic dynamics and innovative learning.
I creatively blend emerging tools and tech with my background in facilitation, training and coaching (28 years), project management and production (20 years) and organizational and community consulting (17 years). I also have cultivated an inclusive, cross-faith spiritual practice for over 45 years.
I feel privileged to have facilitated a number of successful events and creative experiences in a wide variety of contexts. This includes working with eco-village communities in West Africa, Latin America and North East Scotland, social enterprises in the UK, experimental designers and artists in Brussels, climate change initiatives in Beijing and Singapore and large political and corporate institutions across Europe.
My work is across cultural, national, organizational and disciplinary boundaries in partnership with a wide variety of groups including indigenous organizations, senior/elder institutions, maker groups, activists, entrepreneurs, NGOs and experimental artists.
The last fifteen years of my almost thirty year career has been spent exploring and experimenting with creative and innovative methods, tools and technologies including alternate reality gaming (ARG) (and other transmedia formats), augmented reality and locative mobile applications. This work led me founding AwhiWorld a cross disciplinary creative technology production company.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others through speaking, writing and teaching and have spent the last ten years working part time in tertiary education (Manukau Institute of Technology, Media Design School, AUT Colab – Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies).
My educational background is cross-disciplinary. I have a PhD in Creative Technologies from AUT University (where I was the recipient of a 2015 Fulbright Travel Award and Deans Award). I have an MSc in Organizational Development and Consulting (Distinction) from Sheffield Business School, and a BA in Political Studies and Education from Auckland University. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
In addition to coaching leaders of not for profits I am currently a Board Member of ADA Aotearoa (a NZ organization promoting digital arts), instigator and convenor of the Creative Technology Northland network and a Local Advisory Committee Member for NorthTec, Whangarei.
Please send me a message if you are interested in speaking engagements, coaching, consulting and/or collaborating…